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Engagement: Helms, Hartzoge

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Kendra Dawn Helms and David Andrew Hartzoge announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kendra is the daughter of Glenn and Robin Helms of Lincolnton. She is a 2006 graduate of Lincolnton High School and a 2010 graduate with an Associates of Applied Science Nursing degree. She is currently attending Appalachian…

Around Town – Church Briefs

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KIDZ KLUB Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church on S. Hwy. 16 is sponsoring Kidz Klub 6-8 p.m. tonight. Dinner, games, and crafts will be provided. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (704) 827-9511. MARVIN BREAKFAST Marvin United Methodist Church on the Startown Road will host a full breakfast…

Around Town 2/11/2011

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS The Arts Council of Lincoln County is offering a photography class 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. “Editing and Special Effects for Digital Photography” will be taught by Jon Arrowood. Registration is $35. For more information, call (704) 732-9044. PANCAKE BREAKFAST A Place to Grow is having a pancake…

Mark Twain puts on a show

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Mark Twain will appear live and in person 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. “He’s a great writer,” said Barrie Howard, who stars in the one-man play. “The other thing is, he’s just really funny. He can find humor anywhere.” Howard lives in Lincolnton…

Showcasing seniors

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The Senior Showcase, a pottery exhibit featuring the work of senior citizens, will be on display through Feb. 25 at the Lincoln Cultural Center in downtown Lincolnton. “It’s inspiring,” said Gary Lee, owner of Rising Sun Pottery. “It just goes to show that you’re never too old to learn.” Rising…

First National Bank completes move

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First National Bank has moved into its new building, although employees don’t have to travel much further to get there. The family-owned bank came to Lincoln County in 2008 and later that year, moved to its former spot at 2315 E. Main St. The bank operated out of a mobile…

Friends open new massage office in Denver

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Friends Nereid “Nee” Hayden and Cathy Peacock have opened Massage Therapy at Lake Norman. “We have a true interest and belief in what we do and we want to help people improve their lives,” Hayden said. “Massage should be a part of maintaining good health and not a luxury.” Hayden…

Around Town 2/9/2011

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BLOOD DRIVES Two blood drives are available today in Lincolnton. From 1-3 p.m., the bloodmobile will be at Lincoln Nursing Center. From 5-7 p.m., the bloodmobile will be at Freedom Church on East Main Street. For more information, call (704) 972-4732. SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC The Humane Society of Lincoln County’s February…

Dog deemed ‘dangerous’ after mauling young child

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A pit pull that attacked and mauled a 7-year-old boy last month at a Denver residence was deemed a “dangerous dog” by the Lincoln County Board of Appeals on Tuesday in a hearing at Lincoln County EMS. As a result, Lincoln County Animal Services will maintain the dog on in-shelter…

Fire destroys mobile home

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Firefighters are not sure yet what started a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Denver late Tuesday night. Denver Fire Department said they responded to a residence on Petite Lane around midnight. Fire officials said the home was unoccupied and have deemed the structure a total loss. The incident…